Ghost Wall Summary
Sarah Moss

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Ghost Wall Overview

Sarah Moss's novel Ghost Wall maps 17-year-old Silvie's complex interior journey towards self-possession in this haunting tale of reenactment gone foul. Daughter to a violent and abusive father, Silvie knows little beyond the realm of his tyranny. Her summer in the woods with an archeological professor and three of his students, however, reveals the extent of her father's wickedness, and the beauty and possibility her spirit contains. In this dark and arresting tale, Moss explores themes of the nature of victimization, the cyclical nature of history, and the individual's possibilities for redemption.